Vermonters
   
Gave Their All
   
 WW II

Essex County

Completed


( All weblinks within this document are "Blue" )

Last Update:

March 16, 2017

In Memory

     The following list was created in the memory of the brave men and women from Essex County, Vermont that gave their all for their State and Country during World War II.  Soldiers, Sailors and Merchant Marines, are all included on this listing.

     There are personal "online memorials" for each of these honored men and women that were created for them by using the "Find A Grave" website.   You will see a blue " Yes " behind their names and by clicking on the " Yes " you will see their personal memorial that has been created for them.   On "many" of the online memorials you will see a small biography for each soldier which includes: parent's names, where they lived and where and how they actually died.   If you see one without a bio and you have information on them please email me and I'll update their records.


Essex County had a total of:

" 20 "

Soldiers and Sailors who "Gave Their All" during World War II

( I'm 99% sure all from Essex County are included )


     Also Please Note:   The records show these men and women as either enlisting, being originally from, or having strong ties to Essex County.   Therefore some of these soldiers may not necessarily be from the particular county noted.

     On some of the records you will note that the "Cemetery/Memorial" column shows "unknown".   If you know where any of these men or women are interred please let me know by sending me an "email - (by clicking here)" and I'll insure that the information is noted for their record.

Special Thanks To:

  • " Anne "  -  Find A Grave Member
    " For her great help locating burials, taking photos, and record updates for Vermont "
  • " Barb Destromp "  -  Find A Grave Member
    " For her great help locating burials, taking photos, and record updates for Vermont "
  • " ShaneO "  -  Find A Grave Member
    " For his great help locating burials and record updates For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide "
  • " Janice Hollandsworth "  -  Find A Grave Member
    " For her great help locating burials and record updates For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide "



Key to Abbreviations and Notes

AM = Awarded the "Air Medal"
        ( meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight and/or
          single acts of merit or heroism, or for meritorious service )
AM* = Awarded the "Air Medal" with one Oak Leaf Cluster
AM** = Awarded the "Air Medal" with two Oak Leaf Clusters
AM*** = Awarded the "Air Medal" with three Oak Leaf Clusters

BS = Awarded the "Bronze Star"
        ( 4th highest award for bravery, heroism or meritorious service )

DFC = Awarded the "Distinguished Flying Cross"
         ( Awarded for heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight )

DSC = Awarded the "Distinguished Service Cross"

LOM = Awarded the "Legion Of Merit"

NC = Awarded the "Navy Cross"

PH = Awarded the "Purple Heart"
         ( Awarded for being wounded in action )
PH* = Awarded the "Purple Heart" with one Oak Leaf Cluster  ( Wounded Two Times )
PH** = Awarded the "Purple Heart" with two Oak Leaf Clusters  ( Wounded Three Times )
PH*** = Awarded the "Purple Heart" with three Oak Leaf Clusters  ( Wounded Four Times )

SS = Awarded the "Silver Star"
        ( 3rd highest award, awarded for gallantry in action )

= Picture of person shown on online memorial

= Picture of tombstone shown on online memorial

Cenotaph = A memorial stone only, remains not recovered or possibly interred somewhere unknown.

Those Included: = Died during the war - December 7, 1941 through September 2, 1945.  Some others have been included that died close to the war's end during cleanup operations.



Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos - Awards - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
 Allen, Warren S
    unknown
Private
First Class
Army
Essex County, Vermont
Line Of Duty
unknown
" unknown "
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos - Awards - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
 Bishop, Henry C
     PH France
Private
373rd FA Bn
100th Inf Div
Army
Essex County, Vermont
Killed In Action
Nov. 12, 1944
Epinal
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "
 Buckminster, Ray E
     PH France
Staff
Sergeant
369th Bmb Sqd
306th Bmb Grp
Air Force
Essex County, Vermont
Killed In Action
Nov. 23, 1942
Concord Village Cemetery
Concord, Vermont
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos - Awards - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
 Caron, Emilien D
     PH unknown
Private
15th Inf
3rd Inf Div
Army
Essex County, Vermont
Killed In Action
Nov. 2, 1943
Colebrook Village Cemetery
Colebrook, New Hampshire
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos - Awards - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"

 Last Names starting with
" D "
 " None Found "

     
     
     
     
     


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos - Awards - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"

 Last Names starting with
" E "
 " None Found "

     
     
     
     
     


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos - Awards - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
 Fox, George Lansing
     DSC PH "Chaplain" - Atlantic
First
Lieutenant
U.S.S. Dorchester
Army
Essex County, Vermont
Missing In Action
Feb. 3, 1943
Jeffersonville Cemetery
Jeffersonville, Vermont
" Yes "
Cenotaph


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos - Awards - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
 Gauthier, Albert J
     PH Europe
Private
36th Armd Inf
3rd Armd Div
Army
Essex Junction, Vermont
Killed In Action
Sep. 21, 1944
Henri-Chapelle
American Cemetery
Belgium
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos - Awards - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
 Hall, Roy B
    PH Pacific
Second
Lieutenant
Infantry
Army
Essex County, Vermont
Missing In Action
Feb. 11, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos - Awards - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"

 Last Names starting with
" I "
 " None Found "

     
     
     
     
     


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos - Awards - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"

 Last Names starting with
" J "
 " None Found "

     
     
     
     
     


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos - Awards - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"

 Last Names starting with
" K "
 " None Found "

     
     
     
     
     


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos - Awards - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
 Laitres, Alfred J
    PH France
Private
First Class
15th Inf
3rd Inf Div
Army
Essex County, Vermont
Killed In Action
Dec. 25, 1944
Lorraine
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "
 Levesque, Charles W
    BS PH Italy
Staff
Sergeant
349th Inf
88th Inf Div
Army
Essex County, Vermont
Killed In Action
Jul. 23, 1944
Florence
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "
 Lewis, Rexford A
     PH France
Private
143rd Inf
36th Inf Div
Army
Essex County, Vermont
Killed In Action
Sep. 16, 1944
Riverside Cemetery
Lunenburg, Vermont
" Yes "
 Lewis, Stanley M
    unknown
Private
First Class
Air Force
Essex County, Vermont
Line Of Duty
Mar. 29, 1945
Riverside Cemetery
Lunenburg, Vermont
" Yes "
 Lewis, Wilford W
    PH unknown
      Brother of Pfc Harold T. Lewis ~ KIA
Private
330th Inf
83rd Inf Div
Army
Essex County, Vermont
Killed In Action
Jul. 18, 1944
Calvary Catholic Cemetery
Lancaster, New Hampshire
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos - Awards - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
 McAllister, Douglas M
    Texas
2nd
Lieutenant
Air Force
Essex County, Vermont
Line Of Duty
Dec. 17, 1944
unknown
" Yes "
 Molleur, Joseph D
    PH Leyte
Sergeant
126th Inf
32nd Inf Div
Army
Essex County, Vermont
Killed In Action
Dec. 11, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
 Morse, Dearborn L
    PH unknown
Private
Med Dept
133rd Inf
Army
Essex County, Vermont
Died Of Wounds
Feb. 8, 1945
New Protestant
Cemetery
Island Pond, Vermont
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos - Awards - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"

 Last Names starting with
" N "
 " None Found "

     
     
     
     
     


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos - Awards - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"

 Last Names starting with
" O "
 " None Found "

     
     
     
     
     


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos - Awards - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
 Paradis, Clayton Olan
    PH Pacific
Machinist's
Mate
Third Class
U.S.S. LST-342
Navy
Island Pond, Vermont
Missing In Action
Jul. 18, 1943
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos - Awards - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"

 Last Names starting with
" Q "
 " None Found "

     
     
     
     
     


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos - Awards - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"

 Last Names starting with
" R "
 " None Found "

     
     
     
     
     


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos - Awards - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
 Savard, Raymond E
    PH unknown
Private
First Class
117th Inf
30th Inf Div
Army
Essex County, Vermont
Killed In Action
Dec. 23, 1944
Saint James
The Greater Cemetery
Island Pond, Vermont
" Yes "
 Stebbins, Ralph Joseph
     Vermont
Private
First Class
Army
Essex County, Vermont
Line Of Duty
Feb. 15, 1944
New Catholic Cemetery
Island Pond, Vermont
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos - Awards - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"

 Last Names starting with
" T "
 " None Found "

     
     
     
     
     


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos - Awards - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"

 Last Names starting with
" U "
 " None Found "

     
     
     
     
     


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos - Awards - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"

 Last Names starting with
" V "
 " None Found "

     
     
     
     
     


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos - Awards - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
 Wilcox, Arlington R
     unknown
Private
Engineers
Army
Essex County, Vermont
Line Of Duty
Apr. 30, 1943
Pine Grove Cemetery
Newport, Vermont
" Yes "
 Workman, Christopher L
     PH unknown
Staff
Sergeant
14th Armd Div
Army
Essex County, Vermont
Killed In Action
Jan. 12, 1945
Fairview Cemetery
Essex Junction, Vermont
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos - Awards - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"

 Last Names starting with
" X "
 " None Found "

     
     
     
     
     


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos - Awards - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"

 Last Names starting with
" Y "
 " None Found "

     
     
     
     
     


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos - Awards - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"

 Last Names starting with
" Z "
 " None Found "

     
     
     
     
     



            



      

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Russ Pickett